Skip to comments.Poll: Lugar trails Mourdock by 10 points
Posted on 05/04/2012 10:20:49 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) is 10 points behind his primary opponent, according to a new nonpartisan poll, making it highly unlikely he'll win Tuesday's contest.
Lugar trails Indiana state Treasurer Richard Mourdock (R) 48 percent to 38, according to a poll released Friday from Howey Politics Indiana and DePauw University. That is Mourdock's largest lead in any poll conducted of the race, including those by groups backing him.
This is the latest and biggest bad sign for the six-term incumbent: The poll is considered the most accurate in the state. Lugar already has seen a major outside group pull funding from his campaign, another sign that even allies of Lugar don't think he can be saved at this point.
In their previous poll, conducted in late March, Lugar held a seven-point edge. Since then, outside groups have spent heavily on television for both candidates and the attacks on Lugar seem to be sticking better.
The live-caller poll of 700 likely Republican primary voters was conducted on April 30 and May 1 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.7 percent.
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Palin power, pure and simple.
Uh-oh, Dickie boy.... You in a heap o’ trouble!
Let that be a lesson to RINOs.
Woot. C’mon Tuesday!
Well, I guess this’ll make RINO Richard available to saddle up as Mittens’ running mate!
This is excellent news. The vote is in four days and all signs are pointing towards a Mourdock victory.
Hopefully a sign of good things to come, including making up for what happened here in 2008 for the first time since 1964.
I support voting everyone out! In CA we are stuck wit the worst two but even my congressman needs to go.
A reliable vote for conservative issues but, no sponsorship of anything to reduce government.
He has been in office for 12 years and never stopped anything.
We need to start the campaign to get rid of THESE dirtballs in 2014:
BTW, here is a lesson in stupidity — if the RINO Lugar wasn’t such a prissy prima donna, he could have resigned two years ago and had Mitch ordain his successor, who likely would be winning the primary handily.
Rush is talking about Mourdock right now. Talking about TEA Party / full fledged press to get our candidates in office, with great success. Will talk more after break.
I say again, here in WI we’re in the fight of our lives, too for Gov. Walker.
Primary May 8
ReCall Election June 5
We sure are proud of Gov. Walker - We can use your support and your prayers for Mourdock AND our terrific Gov. Walker.
Amen to these small steps back to sanity.
Wow, what great news! Let’s hope it proves correct next Tuesday.
Retire Lugar and then on to eye-da-hoe, and the hatch.
Don't forget WI and the recall elections and how much we need the good guys to win.
Who is you congressman?
No, pure and simple it is Lugar’s votes: he’s proven to be a liberal, and Hoosiers do not accept that and his lies (in his adverts).
I really hope Mourdock can beat out Obamacare supporting Donnelly!
Remember that there will be huge numbers of “late count” ballots turning up in Gary and Indy...all of them marked “Lugar.”
All polls are really meaningless.
Lugar the RINO.
Now Greg Garrison will not be able to complain that Luger won’t appear on his show and answer a few softball questions.
OUT with the RIN-OLDS....in with the
TEA PARTY ...’GIT-ER-DONERS’
auu RAH !
Say goodnight Dick.
Rush just said that Lugar is reaching out to Democrats and Independents to cross the aisle and vote for him to save his seat. Truly pathetic.
“Rush just said that Lugar is reaching out to Democrats and Independents to cross the aisle and vote for him to save his seat.”
He sure is...
I’m looking at the mailer, RIGHT NOW, explaining that Indiana doesn’t require PArty Affiliation, and that Democrats can vote for him.
“Obamacare supporting Donnelly”
You mean “I ran against it, even though I voted FOR IT!” Joe Donnelly?
It is going to be a great to see him lose!
As I said in another thread, Donnelly barely managed to win congressional reelection in 2010. I really don't think he'll be a factor once Mourdock takes out Lugar.
Open Primary - democrats and independents will save him.
Here’s what I’m thinking so tell me what I’m missing:
Wouldn’t the Dems prefer a Donnelly/Mourdock matchup than Donnelly/Lugar? Thinking like a Dem (ouch!), I’d like my odds against Mourdock much better. For the life of me, I can’t see the advantage of helping Lugar.
This is the happiest Snooby has been since he learned he didn't have to visit Bark Obama.
Oddly enough, Indiana does, in fact, require a primary voter to declare party affiliation. Upon entering the polling place (and providing a valid photo ID, by the way), a Hoosier voter must request either a Democrat or Republican ballot. While a voter is free to switch party affiliation every election, if a Democrat intends to vote for Lugar, he won’t be able to vote in any Democrat primary contests.
John Campbell, newport beach, ca
reaching out to Dems and Indies... AAAAAAAACH. That IS pathetic.
Let’s show em. You work for US - Do You RINOs get that? You can and will be replaced.
Really? I think he is pretty good. I just heard him today on the Hugh Hewitt show and he seems like one of the more eloquent spokesmen for conservatives. My congressman is Henry Waxman, so Campbell is Jesus in comparison..
I know. Hugh is actually a neighbor and goes to a friends church. I just think John has no legislation submitted ever to stop or roll back taxes. He is good at telling you what the problems are but no concrete solutions in legislation.
Rush was talking about this on his radio show, and said that Mourdock is winning, even though he’s being outspent 10-1, and that the Republic establishment was helping Lugar (no surprise).